Just after 3pm on Friday afternoon Coffee County authorities responded to the downtown branch of Coffee County Bank for an apparent bank robbery. The bank was closed quickly as investigators arrived on the scene.
According to information received from local police the male suspect handed a bank teller a note demanding money. The man was wearing some type of hoodie, dark glasses and gloves, no gun was shown. He left the bank in the vicinity of United Methodist Church. Manchester Police and Coffee County Sheriff’s department personnel began to search the area. A vehicle was spotted at the back of Henley Apartments just behind Coffee County Bank. Two people in the area identified the man as the possible suspect and the vehicle was also identified as the one the suspect left the scene in. Police took Wesley Todd Bingham 34 of Antioch, Tn into custody at the apartment complex. Manchester Police Chief Investigator Billy Butler said that Bingham has been charged with aggravated robbery and was booked into the Coffee County jail under a $100,000 bond. His court date will be on April 15th. As the investigation continued, around 7:30pm Friday night police Chief Mark Yother told us the money taken in the robbery ($4,190) was recovered at Henley Apartments.
Kenneth Kirby president of Coffee County Bank told WMSR News that everyone at the bank handled the situation professionally and all employees were safe. Kirby also thanked local law enforcement for their quick work. Police arrested the suspect 39 minutes after the crime was committed.